Virtual Baking Classes - Focaccia

Virtual Baking Class: Bread & Soup – Sage Focaccia & Minestrone alla Genovese

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We’re travelling to Liguria in Italy for our first Winter 2021 online baking class on Bread & Soup. Join Kathryn for this virtual baking class and learn to make her Sage Focaccia, starting with a sponge that we’ll combine with a white wine and olive oil enriched dough. We’ll meet in the morning to start the sponge, then come back to make the dough. And while we’re blooming our yeast for our sponge, we’ll get started on our Minestrone alla Genovese, a Ligurian version of minestrone combining a selection of vegetables with  savoy cabbage, dried beans and pasta. We’ll start cooking the beans as we bloom our yeast, then do our prep and add the vegetables during our bread’s first rise. Then we’ll take a break during the second rise, from 12 noon to 12:45 before reconvening to bake our Focaccia, and finish the soup!

Ingredients for Focaccia with Sage: active dry yeast (or fresh yeast), unbleached all-purpose flour, dry white wine, mild flavored extra-virgin olive oil, fresh sage leaves.

Ingredients for Minestrone alla Genovese: borlotti (cranberry) beans, onion, garlic cloves, bay leaf, parsley stalks or sage leaves, onion, carrot, celery, leek, zucchini, small eggplant, potatoes, savoy cabbage, green beans, small pasta (such as tubetti, ditalini or macaroni), parmesan cheese (with rind), extra virgin olive oil, basil.

Class Fee: $27.50 plus GST (pricing is per device and allows multiple participants to attend using a single device). Your Fee Includes: A 120 minute cooking class plus a recipe pack including info on equipment needed. Our recipes are distributed manually. If you sign up within 24 hours of your class time, you may not receive the recipe in advance. We will attach it in Zoom Chat at the start of your class. Please use the ingredient list above to shop for your class – if our ingredient list isn’t up yet, then the recipe is in the works and it’s coming very soon!

Software Requirement: We are using Zoom for our virtual classes. If you aren’t already using Zoom you can download their free app for Windows, Mac, Android or Apple iOS hereUpon purchase, your meeting ID and password will be included in your Event Confirmation email – please be sure to save this information as you will need it to join your class.

If you are experiencing any issues on the day of the class, please email

  • January 10, 2021
    10:00 am - 10:15 am

    Mountain Time (MT)
  • January 10, 2021
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm

    Mountain Time (MT)
  • January 10, 2021
    12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

    Mountain Time (MT)
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We use Zoom for our online classes. If you aren’t already using Zoom you can download their free app for Windows, Mac, Android or Apple iOS here.

Once downloaded Zoom will help you set up your free account then you’re ready to join us. Zoom will prompt you and ask for permission to use your devices camera and audio, please accept the requests. Once logged in click “Join” from the home page and enter your Meeting ID, which will be sent to you by email with your recipes.